Labor Day is upon us, which means fall is fast approaching and, soon, we will no longer have to deal with this scorching-hot weather for much longer. It's that first Monday in September where we celebrate all the accomplishments hard-working men and women have made throughout history in building, shaping, and molding this country.
Labor Day is also a great day to kick back, and we've rounded up eight fun events to enjoy your long weekend.
Our favorite champagne dispensary will have a Labor Day brunch where bottles of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut will be served for $49. This is a must for those who've always wanted to pop bottles and dance around like Damon Dash in old Jay-Z videos. Reservations are required. 10 am to 6 pm.
El Segundo Swim Club
H-Town's only private outdoor swim club and bar will have special hours and access this Labor Day weekend. On Friday, access is free, but it's $20 Saturday through Monday. Food is available for purchase during peak hours via food truck. 3 pm to sunset (11 am to midnight Saturday; noon to midnight Sunday; noon to 7 pm Monday).
Gallery Auctions, Inc.
If your idea of a fun Labor Day is bidding for stuff during an auction, these guys have a special day for you. Along with bidding for furniture, antiques, etc., the Astros Shuttle Crew will be on hand, giving away two pairs of Astros tickets. They also have light bites for breakfast and a complementary bar during the entire auction. 8 am to 4 pm.
ISKCON of Houston
Labor Day is also Houston's Free Day of Yoga. So, get all loose and limber and one with your body with a free yoga class at this temple's main hall (taught by local yoga queen Farida Morsi), followed by lunch at Govinda's. Bring some extra cash and enjoy wonderful vegetarian cuisine together. 10 am.
Lone Star Flight Museum
The hallowed museum has a bevy of things planned for Labor Day. You can take tours inside the DC-3, talk to the mechanics, make and take crafts, and step in the simulators, which will be open all weekend. Plus, there will be free hot dogs, chips, and drinks — and this is all for a mere $5. 9 am to 5 pm.
Labor Day weekend will be "Saber Day Weekend," as the family entertainment center will exclusively debut Beat Saber, the top virtual-reality (VR) game, at its 43 centers nationwide — including the ones around here. Guests who sign up to become a Main Event member from Friday through Monday will receive a free game. 10 am to 11 pm.
Postino Wine Cafe
Get ready for a possible dance party to pop off during the "Madonna vs. Lady Gaga Brunch" this Heights spot will be having on Labor Day. There will be flowing mimosas, sweet and savory dishes, and the world’s premier pop divas going head-to-head, courtesy of a live DJ. Express yourself in full costume (leotards, glitter, disco sticks, etc.). 9 am to 3 pm.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown
The water amusement park will be throwing another Labor Day Luau, which will include a three-hour performance from luau dancers at the Hurricane Bay stage. Splashtown also has double-decker cabanas, which overlook the stage and provide the perfect place for guests to check out the show. 1-4 pm.